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nine cases to verdict. he has served as counsel to the bridgeport roman catholic diocese in first amendment matters. i've worked with him personally in a professional capacity when i was attorney general of the state of connecticut. i know him as someone who will do justice and love mercy, and he is a man whom we can be proud to support today, i am proud to support him. i thank president obama for nominating him and the chairman of the judiciary committee, patrick leahy, for his leadership on our committee in making sure that he had a hearing and he had a vote and now this vote here. i want thank also our ranking member, senator grassley, for his graciousness in stating that he would support him and my hope is the united states district court of connecticut, which faces a backlog now, will have the good fortune to have remaining vacancies filled at the earliest possible date by lawyers as eminently qualified as soon-to-be judge michael shea. i thank this body for approving him in advance and i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk
creek and then to the right in bridgeport, just a street devastated by water damage. all of this, for us, is cumulative which is to say it's on top of the destruction caused by two other events in the last year, hurricane irene in august, 011, and then by winter storm alfred in october of 201 . the total cost of damage from these three storms over the last year is almost $ billion, which is a very significant amount for a small state like hours -- like ours which has its own budget shortfall right now. madam chairman, as you referenced, we seem to be entering an age of increasingly violent storms so i think we've got to think carefully about whether and how to rebuild and location -- in locations we know are vulnerable and likely to be hit again that means as we go forward, we've got to have some vision and think about how we replace critical infrastructure, for instance, during each of the three storms in connecticut in the past year, we've been most seriously impacted in many ways by long-term power outages 1ru89 of our ages electrical distribution system. therefore, i hope we're going
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